Every December 24th Abbadia San Salvatore, returns to live its most beautiful and important party. It is a Sacred and Ancient tradidion known as the evening of the Torch (pire of wood seven meters high): the way to celebrate the Waiting for Christmas. This special day is in the heart each inhabitant of Abbadia.
The ceremony takes place every year with a traditional ritual. At 6.00 pm, the Lighting Ceremony start with the “Blessing of Fire” which marks the beginning of the feast. The band plays Christmas carols and the torch in front of the Town Hall is lit with the sacred fire. From here the Torch Chiefs carry the fire that will light the other dozens of torches in the historical center. That is really a suggestive night.